Opening to Reviews and Other Updates

I will be opening myself to reviews this upcoming year. Partially because I have author friends who need reviews. Mostly because I want to start a BookTube channel, and I don’t want to present myself as an authority on writing straight away.

Will I talk about writing?

Yes, definitely. I’ll discuss my books, writing process, suggestions for new / aspiring authors, and give some previews to my work (i.e. read some draft material aloud).

Will I be accepting paperback / print copies?

Not at this time. As an author, I’m aware of the print vs. e-book debate for reviewers. While I love print books, I’m sticking with e-books for the ease for both reviewer and author. If I decide to get a P.O. Box, I’ll open up to print copies, but not right now.

How will I be accepting review copies?

I’ll set up a page in the upcoming months. My rating scale will be there as well as my policy. I’m still debating whether to post 1 and 2 starred books. Authors I’ve spoken to are mixed on that. Some would rather have any review than none (Any press is good press). Others would rather not see their rating drop. If you have thoughts on this, I’d love to see what you have to say in the comments below.

For the next month or two, I’ll be focusing on Clean Reads authors. I’m not a hard reader to please, but I have an inner editor yearning to get out (and I’m trying to encourage that part of me), so I’ll do my best to be fair in reviewing my publisher-siblings. Additionally, in between books sent to me, I’ll be going to my local library and grabbing some recommended books for review.

I want to keep all books I review on the cheaper end. As fun as a book haul looks, I’ve seen a lot of people talking about how frustrating they are for those who can’t afford one book a month, let alone a weekly haul. If not a free review copy (which will be noted at the top of each post), all books are library additions (unless I love them – if it gets full marks, I’m buying that sucker regardless of whether I have a free copy because I know how hard things can be for authors).

I’ll be posting more often this month. So get ready for reviews, blurbs as I prep and write book 4, and start a BookTube channel. Yes, you read right. I’m going video! See you in the next post and, sometime soon, in video!

If you have any books you think I should read, comment below!

Otherwise – good luck!

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